Welcome to the 2019/2020 school year Condors!

There’s a couple of things you need to know about things taking place on campus as you start your classes and get oriented for the month of September. We have plenty of events, deadlines and things happening for you that we want to outline. Feel free to mark these things down in your calendar as you continue to find your way on campus. And as always, this information and more can be found on all of our social media channels.

Keep up with CSI by following our online channels

Make sure to follow us on Facebook- Conestoga Students Inc., along with Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CStudentsInc. These channels along with our new CSI Mobile App and website will be your go to resource for information. You can download our brand new CSI mobile app through your App store under Conestoga Students Inc., and you can find our website at conestogastudents.com. We hope you have an awesome year, Condors, and as always, feel free to send a message to our Facebook page if you have any questions, or direct them to the CSI Board of Directors.

Change of Coverage

If you’re already covered by an alternative health plan from a spouse, family member, or workplace, then you can opt out of the CSI Health Plan starting on August 26-Sept. 27, 2019. If you’d like to be covered for anything from prescription drugs, travel insurance, optometry, chiro, physio and so much more, you can stay on the plan and use its benefits! Check out StudentCare’s website to opt out or learn more about the health plan.

Physio Seminar

Are you living with back pain or discomfort, and wondering what treatment options are available? Do you think you might need surgery? Learn about other options available to you at the Physio Knowledge Building Seminar on Wednesday, September 25th at 5 pm in the Wellness Office. Learn more about treatment options for common complaints like sciatica, a pinched nerve, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease and more. Sign up for this seminar now by contacting the CSI Wellness Office.

CSI Wellness Office

Room RC173, Rec Centre
Doon Campus
519-748-5131 ext. 3585

Wellness Days

There are Wellness Days rolling out this term at every campus! Enjoy a variation of them at your campus throughout the month of September. Wellness Days consist of anything from free food, relaxing activities like DIY stress ball creation crafts, and more. Take time out of your day to maintain your mental wellness! The Wellness Day schedule for campuses is as follows:

Brantford campus

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 11:00am-1:00pm

Cambridge campus

Monday, Sept. 16, 11:00am-1:00pm

Waterloo campus

Friday, Sept. 20, 11:00am-1:00pm

Guelph campus

Monday, Sept. 23, 11:00am-1:00pm

Doon campus

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 11:00am-1:00pm

GRT Term Pass

New this year: students can now purchase their Term Pass online!
CSI has worked to streamline the purchasing process so students are able to purchase their 4-month Transit Term Pass online, and they are on sale now! Take a look at the steps below to find out how to get yours now.
Learn more

Temporary bus terminal

There will be a new temporary Doon campus GRT Bus Terminal in Lot 10. Due to construction at Door 3, stops 1731, 1732 and 1733 will be closed for several weeks starting Sept. 2. GRT buses will be stopping at a temporary station in parking lot 10. Customers with mobility devices who are unable to board at the temporary station can board at an accessible stop at the entrance to parking lot 8, near the Welcome Centre kiosk. Route 201, 203 and 76 will use stop 1342, opposite the Rec Centre. If you would like more information about GRT, bus stops, information regarding purchasing GRT Term Passes click the link below:

Apply to be a member of the International Student Advisory Council!

Are you an International student looking to get involved? Do you want your voice heard at Conestoga College? Then apply to be a member of the International Student Advisory Council now at the link below. Applications close on September 30th!
ISAC sign up

Global Service Leadership Trip Applications Opens

We are now accepting applications for the GSL Trip to Ecuador! Join us on this amazing trip of a lifetime from April 24th- May 4th, 2020. ✈️ 🌎 . In Ecuador, the team will embark on a Me To We construction project! The trip is $3,610 per student. Applications close on Friday, October 4th at 12 p.m. so make sure to apply before the deadline!
Apply here

Welcome to The Venue!

The Venue is open! Head there for an alternative lunch option right on campus. Enjoy menu favourites and classics like baked for cheese tortellini, buffalo chicken quesadillas, fish & chips and more! We also have an excellent breakfast and dessert menu with signature items for you to check out too. You can find the menu here:
The Venue Menu
The Venue is also an entertainment space! We have weekly programming including Trivia Tuesday and Live Music Thursday and we host pub nights there, including Country Pub Night and Bollywood Pub Night!

Trivia Tuesday

Are you a trivia buff? Come out to try Trivia Tuesday in The Venue every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m.! There is an extended Trivia Tuesday offered for Frosh Week that you can enjoy too from 11am-3pm. Get a chance to win a prize with a group of 4-6 people and make sure to download the Kahoot! App to your phone- this will be necessary for you to play trivia at the event.

Live Music Thursday

Come check out Live Music Thursday in The Venue every Thursday! See some live local talent, musicians and bands play a mix of classic covers and originals. Enjoy the special of the day and hang out with friends in between or after classes!

Pita Pit is open

Pita Pit on the second floor of the Rec Centre is open now! Head there to enjoy signature pitas, like the Mighty Chicken Caesar, the Cuban and more. Grab a smoothie, pita chips, cookies and other snacks for an alternative lunch option right here on campus!

Support Services

All full-time Conestoga students are considered to be members of the CSI community and have full access to our Support Services. Support Services include CSI Health & Wellness, CSI Career Services and CSI Academic Support, Leadership & Career Development and the Shuttle service. Learn more about each of them here:
Support Services

Additional Services

CSI provides Additional Services to all full-time students if selected. Students have an opportunity to confirm these service fees on the invoice tab on the Student Portal or by purchasing them through our online store, coming soon. Additional Services include CSI Events, CSI Student Clubs and CSI Advocacy. Learn more about each of them here:
Additional Services

Get out the vote!

Welcome (or welcome back) to campus, Condors! With a federal election coming up soon, this year’s a big one. Make sure your voice is heard and pledge to vote today! The Board of Directors will be around campuses for the rest of the month, getting your pledge that you will vote in the election. We hope to see you in the halls for this campaign!
Pledge to vote

And that’s it for September! Make sure to keep up with us on conestogastudents.com to continue to learn more information, download the CSI App by looking up “Conestoga Students Inc” on your Apple App Store or Google Play, and follow us on our social media channels to keep up with us on a daily basis. Have questions, comments or feedback? Just direct it to csibod@conestogac.on.ca.